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through a list of challenges in developed countries. government spending cuts, a weak financial system, high unemployment. emerging economies such as china drove the recovery from the global downturn, but they have cooled off. >> clearly the downside if the global economy were to slow much more than expected, then additional policy measures will be needed. >> reporter: he said he was encouraged by the easy money policies of many banks and pieces to what he called a complex puzzle are starting to fall into place. he said if the puzzle can be completed, then one can hope that the worst might be behind us. ron madison, nhk world, tokyo. >>> this high level gathering wouldn't have been happening here in tokyo if things had gone according to plan. accordi organizers originally decided to go in egypt. immediately raised his hand and proposed japan would host. we spoke with the vice minister of finance for international finance. >> reporter: vice minister nakoa was instrumental to bringing the meeting to tokyo. he says there are two goals he hopes to achieve during the meetings. >> in the int
inside syria between rebels and government forces. it is a little bit unclear at the moment. what seems to be clear, though, is that turkey is making it very clear to syria that it is not accepting any more of this cross-border shelling.% the response was immediate by turkish artillery into syria itself. >> let's look into the warning there -- he has been saying since the middle of the week that turkey is not looking for work, but today, he is now saying it is close to war. what should we read into that? >> everyone is trying to find a balance between being tough and avoiding war. he thinks he has to be tough to the outside world and to his own voters to show them and also the syrians that turkey is not to be messed with. on the other hand, he is very clear not to drag turkey into a war that it does not want. it is a little dangerous game he is playing, but that explains why he is talking tough one day and more conciliatory on another day. >> th much for that. in syria itself, rebels claimed that they have shot down an armed army helicopter near the capital damascus and seized an air de
the allegations and have the support of the chinese government. >> when china in the u.s. benefit from the business we do in america are, we hope the congress will monday's their opinions on prejudice but on the facts so as not to hurt bilateral trade relations. >> this is just the latest battle in a war of words over trade and economic practices. the u.s. has accused china of unfairly subsidizing renewable energy and the auto industry in china expressing complaints to the wto. clogs let's get to the u.s. election campaign. romney accused obama of failing to lead in the middle east. is going to frame his positions ahead of the next presidential debate next week. we have some analysis from our russian and correspondents in just a moment, but first tier are a few clips. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use our greatest power to shape history, not lead from behind the. destiny at the mercy of events. i will put the leaders of iran on notice that the u.s. and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapon capability. i will not
and global slowdown. lagarde says government can do more harm than good by cutting too far too fast. >> struggling eurozone countries should be granted more time to fix their fiscal problems according to the international monetary fund chief, christine lagarde. she said with many countries introducing drastic austerity programs at the same time, it is important to slow budget cuts, particularly in greece. >> i have said repeatedly that an additional two years was necessary for the country to actually face the fiscal consolidation program that is considered. >> the german finance minister is also in tokyo. he repeated his position that greece must stick to the cost- saving measures and timetables agreed with its international lenders. >> i think it is better for each country to try to solve its own problems and keep promises already made. if they cannot keep those promises, they must expect to be criticized for it. >> it is still not certain whether greece will qualify for its next installment of bailout funds. without the 31.5 billion euros in loans, they could be forced out of the
that involves getting agreement from two companies, three governments, and that is incredibly difficult to do. the euro crisis has not helped, and in the end, you have to say investors in this company have not been convinced of the logic of this deal. you can see that from the fact that the eas share price has risen sharply on the news of the collapse of these talks. >> the international monetary fund has called on europe's leaders to do more to tackle the eurozone debt crisis. at the imf's annual meeting, leaders said the flow of money out of searching countries was particularly country. the imf chief also urged greece to take more concrete and urgent action to cut its spending. >> let's turn to the markets now and take a quick peek at some numbers. the dax ended the day almost 0.5% down. euro stoxx 50 closed 2% down. the dow jones currently going down 1%. the euro is trading at $1.2897. >> in germany after months of intense public debate, the government has unveiled new legislation aimed at regulating circumcision of young boys. >> it is to overturn a regional court ruling in may that circu
and 10% of coastal and marine areas by 2020. but many governments have yet to pass laws enforcing the protocol. some developing countries say they can't afford to implement the policies. the apartments participants are into it. >>> have begun 11 days of joint exercises. the drills are taking place near islands at the center of a territorial dispute between china and the philippines. the drills began monday on the western coast of luzon island facing the south china sea. 3,800 personnel are taking part in this year's exercises. that's 800 more than last year. a filipino military leader suggested the numbers reflect a growing security threat in the region. >> and i'm confident that they shall result in the partnership that is enduring that we shall be prepared to face the present and emerging maritime challenges in this part of the region. >> the philippines is engaged in territorial disputes with china over the islands. chinese patrol boats are preventing philippine boats from reaching the shore. >>> australian prime minister hatz urged japan to sign a trade agreement. gillard spok
by not having anything from this meeting. >> today, there was a ban on protests. the government banned demonstrations, but the people defied them and protested there anyway. what has it been like? >> i was looking down the square earlier, and it felt like the place was absolutely deserted. there were street cleaners cleaning the streets. there were burned garbage bins. there were sidewalks that were broken. 50,000 protesters took part in these riots, and basically, we had 217 detentions, 24 arrests, three citizens wounded, and four police officers, one of which was seriously injured. in those protests, each used their own imagination, each of those protesters. there was one who was walking around naked during the protests to show a sign of his reaction. there was someone else -- there were some others who were actually dressed up as hitler, and they were carrying flags with a nazi swastika. >> thank you so much. we are running short on time, and we have to cut you short there, but thank you very much for that report. >> chancellor merkel's visit to greece is being closely watched here
communism, speaking out against government was forbidden, so graffiti was a form of political protest. when john lennon was killed in 1980, young people again turned to graffiti. to them, lennon stood for peace and artistic freedom. writing on the wall helped them express their sadness over his death as well as their own yearning to be free. although the authorities tried to stop the graffiti, they couldn't. >> under communism, they'd paint it every night to squash the protesting, and it would be interesting because they would continue to come back every day and still write. >> now the czech republic is a free country. people can say and write what they want. the lennon wall has become a popular place where everyone, including reporters from "teen kids news," is welcome to leave their mark. >> you can't kind of step back and take a picture of the whole thing. it's better to just slowly look at it and look at each little detail, 'cause there's just so many different things and sometimes you can miss some things. >> china has the great wall. jerusalem has the wailing wall. prague has the lenn
and the commission will become a government in its own right with the european president and minister. >> can i guarantee my children the same quality of life i have today? i vision is yes. that's what i want. it will not happen if we split into separate entities. >> it is the members of big nations and the umpires that count. china, u.s., brazil, india, japan. >> this union needs the euro. if the single currency collapses it could have unforeseen problems they want to avoid. the eu is unlikely to abandon the euro anytime soon. >> europe has come a very long way in the last six years. >> the nobel committee said they wanted to focus not on the currency conundrum but on the six decades of peace and prosperity that europe has achieved. >> a united europe banned after devastation from world war ii, it may have seemed impossible to turn rivals and to partners. this included a historic archrival's france and germany. the hope was that an economic union would also promote peace. >> europe will not be made all at once. it will be built through concrete achievements which creates a defacto solidarity.
. >> while george w. bush was president, the government changed some of the laws that protected the nation's drinking water. >> ♪ so it all goes back to 2005 ♪ ♪ bush said gas drillers didn't have to comply ♪ ♪ with the safe drinking water act ♪ ♪ before too long it was "frack, baby frack" ♪ ♪ until the break of dawn >> with fracking that's not properly regulated comes another threat -- the release of toxic gas into the air. >> so, on top of the drinking water being contaminated and undrinkable, the air is also posing a serious health problem, as well. >> alex is from the environmental working group. they want to prevent pollution. rachel works for a company that represents the gas industry. they want to help america benefit from an important source of fuel. both sides probably agree on one thing... >> ♪ now, it's not that drillers should never be fracking ♪ ♪ but the current regulation is severely lacking ♪ ♪ reduce the toxins, contain the gas and wastewater ♪ ♪ and the people won't get sick ♪ ♪ and the planet won't get hotter, hotter, hotter ♪ >> it'
was way out front on this issue. the u.s. government didn't give women the right to vote for another half-century. with "flag facts," i'm alexa. >> some people are hard workers. some are not. new research might explain one reason why. it depends on what you focus on. hard workers concentrate on the goal, but people who shirk their work tend to zero in on all the effort it is going to take to get the task done. so here's the secret to success -- always keep your eyes on the prize. >> a lot of us would like to help make the world a better place. you can get involved with existing service projects, or you can start one of your own. brandon has the story of two teens who did just that. >> is it all right if i play this piece? [ cheers and applause ] all right. >> jourdan urbach reaches out with music. he brings his talent as a violinist to children in hospitals. [ mid-tempo music plays ] [ crowd cheering ] neha gupta reaches out with books. at 16, she has already spent several years helping orphaned children in india. jourdan and neha are recent winners of the world of children youth award. t
and japanese officials released a joint statement after the meeting. it urges governments and related organizations to incorporate disaster risk management in old development policies. >> we need to foster a culture of prevention. it's so much more cost effective to invest in the prevention of damage from disasters than it is to invest in -- to wait and have to pay the cost of reconstruction. >> reporter: kim points to japan as a model for mitigating the damage caused by disasters. and japanese officials say they are ready to share what they know. >> translator: in order to build a disaster resistance society, we want to provide what japan has developed on disaster prevention, such as know how, technologies, and human resources. through that, we want to contribute to international society. >> reporter: world bank representatives say more money is spent on disaster response and recovery than preparation and prevention. they note the impact of disasters, especially on the poor, is growing. they argue investing in risk management could help reverse this trend, saving lives and money. ter
. chinese people show their anger at the japan government's nationalization of the senkaku islands. they arrived last month and destroyed japanese businesses. insurers say they'll have to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars. they say they're not issuing new policies for the time being because they can't tell how much more damage rioters might cause. they're letting people renew their insurance but don't know when they'll be able to take on new customers. the japanese government has decided to appoint chief secretary as its new ambassador to china. he previously worked for the foreign ministry. he served as depth chief of the american and african affairs bureau. he will replace the first person from the private sector to serve as japan's top envoy to china. a senior diplomat was nominated as the successor, but he died of a sudden illness last month. the government was quick to find a replacement for the post amid diplomatic tensions. >>> taiwan's representative is back on the job. called to protest the japanese government's nationalization of the senkaku islands. got back to dip
's been a visiting lecturist since 2006. >>> in other news, a greek government minister has highlighted how badly his administration is strapped for cash. he said greece needs bailout funds by next month or the government will run out of money. -- trying to get more international bailout loans worth $41 billion. >> we can go to november but not beyond that. we also comply with the agreement and proceed with it as planned. >> greek leaders say they need more time to cut their budget deficit. they're asking officials of the eu and other organizations to push back a deadline by two years. he said the greek economy is likely to shrink next year for the sixth year in a row. he says more austerity would throw the economy off balance. greece's unemployment up 25% in july. he said governments will privatize state-run firms to revive economy and create jobs. >>> the u.n. and arab league peace push is back in the middle east. to try to find a revolution with the syrian war. he began by meeting king abdullah. he is believed to have asked the king not to intervene excessively. supporters and oppone
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